in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin
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Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. To those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation we recommend visiting the International Vipassana website for an introduction. Additionally you may be interested in our answers to commonly asked questions.
- Prior to applying read the Introduction to the Technique and Code of Discipline which you will be asked to follow during your course
- Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course. Old students will be given the option to serve.
- Fill out all the sections of application form and submit it.
- Await notification which may take up to 2 weeks. All correspondence will be through email if you provide an email address in your application. Please check your spam folder in case our email has been considered as spam.
- If your application is accepted we will ask you to reconfirm a month before the course in order to secure your place.
- Questions regarding registration may be addressed to [email protected]
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
|Attend / Serve||Dates||Course Type||Status||Location||Comments|
|28 Apr - 09 May||10-Day||Completed||Minsk||Registration will open on February 27 at 7:00 am Moscow time.|
|Apply*||11 Jul - 15 Jul||3-Day||Women - Short Wait List Men - Filling Up Servers - Open||Minsk||
For old students
Registration will open on May 13 at 7:00 am Moscow time.
|20 Sep - 01 Oct||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 22 Jul||Minsk||Registration will open on July 22 at 7:00 am Moscow time.|
|01 Oct - 12 Oct||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 02 Aug||Minsk||Registration will open on August 2 at 7:00 am Moscow time.|
|12 Oct - 21 Oct||Satipatthana Sutta||Applications accepted starting 14 Jul||Minsk||
For old students
Registration will open on July 14 at 7:00 am Moscow time.
As a privacy measure, the online application form encrypts the information you provide us with before it is sent from your device to our application server.
To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://by.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.
Questions may be addressed to Email: [email protected]
All courses are run solely on a donation basis. All expenses are met by donations from those who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the same opportunity. Neither the Teacher nor the assistant teachers receive remuneration; they and those who serve the courses volunteer their time. Thus Vipassana is offered free from commercialisation.
Old students are those who have completed a 10-day Vipassana Meditation course with S.N. Goenka or his Assistant Teachers. Old students have the opportunity to provide Dhamma Service at the courses listed.
Meditation courses are held at both center and non-center locations. Meditation centers are dedicated facilities where courses are held regularly throughout the year. Before meditation centers were established in this tradition, all courses were held at temporary sites, such as campgrounds, religious retreat centers, churches and the like. Today, in regions where centers have not yet been established by local students of Vipassana who live in the area, 10 Day meditation courses are held at non-center course sites.
10-day Courses are an introductory course to Vipassana Meditation where the technique is taught step-by-step each day. The courses begin after a 2 - 4 pm registration period and orientation, followed by 10 full days of meditation, and end the morning of the 11th day by 7:30 am.
Satipatthana Sutta Courses have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day courses. The difference is that in the taped evening discourses the Satipatthana Sutta is carefully examined. This is the principal text in which the technique of Vipassana is systematically explained. These courses are open to serious old students who have sat (not including courses served) at least three 10-day courses, have not been practising any other meditation techniques since last 10-day course, have been practising this technique of Vipassana for at least one year, and who are trying to maintain their meditation practice and the five precepts in their daily lives, at the very minimum from the time of applying to the course.